Poodles are one of America’s favorite dog breeds. They are one of the few breeds of dogs where there are actually three types. Another unique feature of this breed is that they are often crossed with other dog breeds to produce different breeds of poodles.
Americans love poodles – in fact, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC), poodles are the eighth most popular breed of dog in America. Poodles have consistently been in the top 10 most popular dog breeds for decades. One possible reason for all this popularity is that there are different types of poodles and poodle breeds.
The American Kennel Club recognizes three different types of poodles. These types are the standard poodle, the miniature poodle, and the toy poodle. These different types differ by size, with size limits set by the AKC. The standard poodle should be at least 15 inches tall at the shoulders. The miniature poodle should be at least 10 inches tall, but no more than 15 inches tall at the shoulders. The toy poodle must be less than 10 inches tall at the shoulders.
To display your poodle, it must fit one of these three sizes. Another requirement if you are going to show your poodle is that you must groom it according to show standards. Currently, for poodles, the only two cuts allowed are the Continental clip or the English Saddle clip.
There are also several different poodle breeds. These dogs are created by interbreeding two different purebred dogs. Some people call them hybrid poodles, but that is incorrect terminology. The correct terminology is miscegenation. Hybrid is the crossing of two different species.
Some common poodle crosses are the cockapoo or spoodle, which is made by crossing the poodle with a cocker spaniel. Another cross is the goldendoodle, which is from a cross with a golden retriever.
One of the first crosses was made with a labrador retriever and it was called a labradoodle. The labradoodle was first bred by people who wanted to make a hypoallergenic guide dog.
Poodles and Labradors shed little hair and are hypoallergenic, so crossing the two was expected to result in a hypoallergenic dog, but the results were quite variable from litter to litter.
Poodles of all types and sizes have great personalities and get along very well with children. The poodle is one of the most intelligent dog breeds and it actually makes a great hunting dog. In fact, the poodle originated in Germany and was used as a hunting dog. Their thick, curly fur was perfect for keeping them warm and dry when they had to run through the water during hunts.
Poodles are also very easily trained. They have been used in circuses for hundreds of years to entertain the public. Domesticated poodles are very easy because they learn very quickly, and even teaching poodles basic commands is much easier than other dog breeds.
As you can see, there are several different types of poodles and poodle breeds. With so many to choose from, you are sure to find a poodle that is a great fit for your family.